Curriculum Vitae

 

Takahiro Hiroi, Ph. D.


Name:

Takahiro Hiroi

Hometown:

Kakamigahara City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan

Family:

Wife and two daughters.

Work:

Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, U. S. A.

Telephone:

Voice: 401-863-3776, Fax: 401-863-3978

E-mail:

takahiro_hiroi@brown.edu

 

  Education

1979-1981

College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan

1981-1983

Department of Pure and Applied Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan
Bachelor of Science (Supervised by Prof. Yukio Takano)
"Formation of solar system by V. S. Safronov"

1983-1985

Mineralogical Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
Master of Science (Supervised by Prof. Yukio Takano)
"Crystal field theory calculations for d-electron splitting energy of Fe2+and Cr3+ in pyroxenes and olivines"

1985-1988

Mineralogical Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
Ph. D. (Supervised by Prof. Hiroshi Takeda)
"Identification of mineral mixtures of pyroxene and olivine from their spectral reflectances"

 

  Work Experience

1986-1990

Instructor at Computer Centre, University of Tokyo, Japan.

1988-1990

Postdoctoral fellow at Mineralogical Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, Japan.
Working with Prof. Hiroshi Takeda on mineralogy and spectroscopy of meteorites and the S-type asteroids, and molecular orbital study of olivine and pyroxene.

1988-1996

Technical consultant for Nikko Exploration and Development Co., Ltd. (Part time)

1990-1991

Visiting Scholar at Dept. of Geological Sciences, Brown University, U. S. A.
Working with Prof. Carle M. Pieters on theoretical treatment of reflectance spectra of mineral mixtures.

1991-1994

National Research Council Resident Research Associate at NASA Johnson Space Center, U. S. A.
Working with Dr. Faith Vilas on spectroscopy of surface materials of planets and asteroids.

1994-1997

Senior Research Programmer/Analyst at Reflectance Experiment Laboratory (RELAB)
Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, U. S. A.

1996-

Technical Japanese-English Translator for DC Group, Inc. (Part time)

1997-

Senior Research Associate at Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, U. S. A.

2010 Summer

Visiting professor at National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo (June-August).

 

  Publications

Papers and reviews (refereed)

86

Abstracts (refereed and non-refereed)

 181

 

  Awards

1979-1988

Scholarship to University of Tokyo, Japan

1988-1990

Fellowship for Japanese Junior Scientists by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

1990-1991

Long-Term Overseas Research Fellowship by Yamada Science Foundation, Japan

1991-1994

Resident Research Associateship by National Research Council, U. S. A.

1997-1998

NASA Origins of Solar Systems Program grant (Co-Investigator of Dr. Michael Zolensky)

1999-2006

NASA Cosmochemistry Program grant (Co-Investigator of Prof. Carle M. Pieters)

2000

Asteroid (4887) Takihiroi named in honor of my asteroid-meteroite spectroscopy works

2001

Permanent residency of the United States of America

2002/2/22

Open User Observership at Subaru Telescope by National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

2002-2003

NASA Cosmochemistry Program grant: “Identifying the parent body of the Tagish Lake meteorite and characterizing its internal heating history and surface processes” (Principal Investigator)

2004-2007

NASA Mars Fundamental Research Program grant (Co-Investigator of Prof. Carle M. Pieters)

2006-2009

NASA Discovery Data Analysis Program grant: “Quantitative study of the space weathering effect on reflectance spectra of ordinary chondrites” (Principal Investigator)

 

  Service

Referee for professional journals

Proceedings of NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites 1989-1995

Antarctic Meteorite Research 1999-2002

Polar Science 2008

Meteoritics & Planetary Science 1996-2009

Icarus 1996-2010

Earth, Planets and Space 1999-2000

JGR-Planets 1999-2006

Earth and Planetary Science Letters 2005

Remote Sensing of Environment 2006

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 2010

Reviewer for grant proposals

NASA Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program: 1993-2008

NASA MESSENGER Participating Scientists Program: 2006

NASA Discovery Data Analysis Program: 2007

Session chair

NIPR Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites 1995, 1999, 2001-2003, 2006

Fall Meeting of Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences 1998

Spacecraft missions

Co-investigator of Lunar Imaging Spectrometers (LISM) onboard Kaguya spacecraft: 1996-2012

Co-investigator of Near-Infrared Spectrometer (NIRS) onboard Hayabusa spacecraft: 1999-2013

Visiting scientist at JAXA/ISAS for Hayabusa mission: 2005-2013

Co-investigator of Near-Infrared Spectrometer 3 (NIRS3) and Optical Navigation Camera (ONC) onboard Hayabusa 2 spacecraft: 2009-

 

  Membership

1985-1990

Mineralogical Society of Japan

1991-

American Geophysical Union

1995-2008

Meteoritical Society

1997-

Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences

1997-2002

Division for Planetary Sciences, American Astronomical Society

1998-

Toastmasters International (Advanced Communicator Gold, Competent Leader)

 

  Fields of Expertise

Reflectance Spectroscopy

Laboratory measurements, sample preparation, modeling, and remote sensing applications.

Atomic-Level Simulations

Molecular dynamics simulations and molecular orbital theory calculations of mineral crystals.

Mineralogy & Meteoritics

Studying minerals, rocks, and meteorites for Earth & planetary science applications.

Computer Simulations

Coding programs in Fortran or using existing programs for quantitative analyses of the above.